Pony Express 5k

Pony Express 5k
My first race ever!

Monday, February 7, 2011

1st day of marathon training

So I was asked if I was going to blog about the marathon training.... Well if you're going to ask... How can I refuse?

I'm following Hal Higdons novice 2 plan.  It doesn't focus a lot on what kind of runs you do, mostly just distance.  So I'll be throwing in some speed work, tempo runs and strides in there from time to time.  I know I'm not supposed to set a time goal for my first marathon, but I can't resist.  So far I've hit every goal I set for a first time at the distance.  

Goal is 4:15, dream is 4:00 or less.

So today's run said 3 miles.  That's it.  I decided to do a speed run.  I did a fast 5k,  24:41 with a brisk walk before and after.

Super simple.

I also did 45 minutes of strength training.  I believe increasing overall body strength leads to a happier, healthier runner.   

See you in a couple days....

1 comment:

  1. Excited to follow this journey of yours! Anxious to get started on my own.... :)